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There can be many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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    There can be many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.

    Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

    Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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